National Institute of Technology Sikkim (NIT Sikkim or NIT SKM) is a premier technical institute situated in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is one of the 31 National Institutes of Technology in India and has been declared as an Institute of National Importance by Government of India.
It is an autonomous institute and functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. National Institute of Technology, Sikkim is one among the ten newly sanctioned National Institutes of Technology by the Government of India under the 11th Five year Plan, 2009. NIT Sikkim started functioning in August, 2010.
Currently it is being operated from temporary campus at the Barfung Block, Ravangla Sub Division of South Sikkim. Ravangla campus is surrounded by great scenic beauty. It is likely to continue its activities at Ravangla Campus till its permanent campus comes up at Pakyong, Sikkim. It is managed by the NIT Sikkim Society registered under the Societies Act.
NIT Sikkim started its academics in 2010 with three engineering departments - Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and Electrical and Electronics Engineering at undergraduate level. India started a program to develop indigenous supercomputers and supercomputing technologies. For the purpose of achieving self-sufficiency in the field, the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) was set up at Pune in 1988.Param(which means SUPREME) is the series of supercomputers designed and assembled by the CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED COMPUTING(C-DAC) in Pune, India.
The latest machine in the series is PARAM KANCHENJUNGA next to Param ISHAN and Param SHAVAK. PARAM KANCHENJUNGA was formally unveiled by the hon’ble Sikkim Governor Shrinivas Patil at NIT campus on 15 April 2016.It is one of the most advanced and fastest supercomputer among all the supercomputers in India with a speed of 15 TFLOPS. It is the only supercomputer unveiled among all the 31 NIT’s in India.